Skills

How to Make a Shelter in the Backcountry

How to Make a Shelter in the Backcountry

Shelter: It’s one of the back-country essentials, and in a survival situation it can save your life. But do you know how to make a shelter[Read More…]

by August 27, 2014 0 comments Skills
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Pre-Trail Maintenance for Your GPS Receiver

Summer is a great time to head for the trail and practice with a GPS receiver. There are several things hikers can do before leaving[Read More…]

by August 20, 2014 0 comments Skills
Training for Hiking Over 40

Training for Hiking Over 40

Hiking is a great activity that you can do throughout your entire life. If you can walk, you can hike. As we age, not only[Read More…]

by August 13, 2014 0 comments Skills
11 Tips for Hiking With Babies & Toddlers

11 Tips for Hiking With Babies & Toddlers

Many first time parents are under the impression that once they add a baby to the family, adventures will suddenly come to a screeching halt.[Read More…]

by July 31, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills
Liberty Bell from the Washington Pass Overlook

Shooting the Milky Way

One of the biggest challenges in getting good shots of the Milky Way is simply getting far enough away from the ambient light of “civilization.” Once[Read More…]

by July 29, 2014 0 comments Skills
How to Clean a WhisperLite Stove

How to Clean a WhisperLite Stove

The WhisperLite stove by MSR has been one of the most popular backpacking stoves on the market since its inception for a reason. It’s relatively[Read More…]

by July 28, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills
Carefully consider each item you put into your pack and ask yourself if it’s necessary. An extra water bottle may take up unnecessary space if you’re packing a filtration system that can be used at water sources along the way.

9 Steps to Plan an Overnight Backcountry Trip

One: Choose your team. If this is your first time on an overnight backcountry trip, it is important to consider with whom you will be[Read More…]

by July 21, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills
Saline Valley. Death Valley National Park. California.

Shooting the Sunrise

I’ll be the first to admit that I am far more likely to to be found shooting a sunset than a sunrise. However, when I[Read More…]

by July 15, 2014 0 comments Skills
Five Wild Plants Every Backpacker Should Know

Five Wild Plants Every Backpacker Should Know

Knowing a few wild plants can not only enhance your outdoor wilderness experience, it could even save your life!  Many people are intimidated by the[Read More…]

by May 20, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills
Navigation In Darkness

Navigation In Darkness

Navigation in darkness and reduced visibility is a serious issue for the hiker. Important geographical and trail features (e.g., mountains, roads, forest, etc.) can be[Read More…]

by May 18, 2014 0 comments Community, Skills